Sergio Aguero has defended his decision to enjoy his Manchester City day off.
Aguero was criticised after suffering a broken rib last month in a car crash in Amsterdam.
The City striker was attending a concert in the Dutch capital late on a Thursday evening, but raised eyebrows as the club were preparing for a Saturday evening clash with Chelsea.
Alan Shearer was one of many who questioned why the Argentine was out so late mere days before such a crucial game, and the 29-year-old has responded.
“When a player has a free day at Manchester City, most of the players go to London, others to Italy, some to Spain,” he said.
“I was lucky that I know the agent of Maluma [a Colombian singer], he invited me and I went. I had almost two days off and going to the airport was when I had that accident.
“Then one thinks ‘why did I [go]’, but it’s difficult to imagine that something like that could happen.
“I still do not know if I am going to play on Saturday. Today I trained normally, but without the group.
“Tomorrow I will get into the group to see how I feel, but at training it’s not the same thing as a game, I want to see if I have pain.”